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    28 Products To Help You Feel Less Intimidated About The Whole Makeup Thing

    Makeup doesn't need to be so scary.

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    1. Touch In Sol No Poreblem Primer makes your pores look practically nonexistent and silkily glides over skin. If your makeup always cracks, this is a great option to make it more long-lasting. Plus, soothing green tea extract leaves an all-day matte finish. Whoop-whoop!

    2. The Flick Stick by Lovoir treats you to perfect wings every time. No more spending an hour doing and redoing your cat eyes. No more, dang it! Your time is precious! Get those wings, get those compliments, and go about your day.

    3. Kulfi Kajal Eyeliner gives you a super creamy glide and texture, and long-lasting, non-budging color. It's not a liquid formula so if you find that difficult, all you really need to do with this one is line and you're done. A holy grail for sure, it also has aloe vera and vitamin E to help moisturize and act as antioxidants.

    4. Ownest Eyebrow Soap Kit makes your natural brows look thicker and fluffier à la Lily Collins and sets brow hairs in place with its natural formula so you don't even need to go in with extra color or shading if that's too intimidating or difficult. If you've wanted to rock fluffy, natural brows since forever, now's your chance!

    Progression photo showing reviewer's natural brows, the brows with the soap applied, and the brows with soap and powder applied

    5. Etude House Drying Powder uses sugar polymer (absorbs oil), fluffy cotton (improves skin barrier), and other ingredients like willow tree to keep skin from producing excess sebum. This combo contributes to the soft matte finish. Instead of cracked and dry, you'll look fresh all day so no worries about makeup oxidizing. Reviewers have said that it even helps with makeup under their face mask!

    Reviewer progression photos showing that throughout the day their face stayed oil-free

    6. Or the Coty Airspun Face Powder, which sets your makeup, absorbs oil and sweat, and gives you a matte look that's velvety, not dry and cracked, which can be hard to fix with makeup. It also helps hide lines, wrinkles, and blemishes, so it won't leave you wanting and unsatisfied!

    7. Maybelline Lip Lifter Gloss is not only super hydrating but also enhances your lips, making them look plump and adding color so you can wear it alone or over lipstick. Little effort, big results! Flaky, washed-out lipstick? No thanks!

    reviewer wearing the stone colored gloss

    8. Glossier Cloud Paint blush saves you the frustration of mastering your sponge/brush technique. It's easy, creamy, tints your skin with a pretty flush of color and is made with collagen so it visibly plumps and hydrates, taking you from zombie to lively in minutes.

    9. Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint grants lips a long-lasting petal-like bloom of color that's velvety, weightless, and bold. Even when it fades, it'll leave a pretty stain. Because who has the energy for precise lip liner and perfectly applied lipstick? That can be difficult so this is a much easier choice!

    10. CoverGirl's Clean Fresh Skin Milk Foundation hydrates deeply thanks to coconut milk, soothes with aloe, blurs and evens skin tone, and and gives skin a moisture boost, nourishing for lightweight, natural glowy coverage. How's that for hardworking? And you can pat it in with your hands like BB or CC cream.

    11. This cute Etude House headband keeps back your hair and bangs while you cleanse, do your skincare routine, or apply makeup. That way, your hair and bangs don't keep getting in the way, don't get wet and messed up, and don't catch product, making the whole makeup thing much easier to do. If you see influencers using this all the time, now you can join them.

    12. EM Cosmetics Tinted Lip Luminizer is a cruelty-free lipstick, lip balm, and gloss all in one. It melts into your lips, adjusts to your lip tone, adds a sheer wash of color with glow, and hydrates with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. Makes your lips look like a dream. So simple and quick, it's a multi-tasker you'll reach for all the time!

    13. Pleasing Care oil-blotting sheets made with natural linen fibers and organic green tea whisk away the oil on your entire face anytime, anywhere, any day while soothing irritation. The sheets are soft on your skin, they don't disturb makeup, and come with 100 in a pack so they last forever. Such a holy grail!

    14. A drawstring makeup bag helps you so that you're no longer overwhelmed by your mountain of makeup, wondering how to store them or travel with them. The drawstring design is for quick access, which means no more digging endlessly!

    15. Dear Dahlia Dream Velvet Lip Mousse has a unique whipped cloud-like texture and a soft-focus finish you can use on your lips, cheeks, and eyes for a beautiful monochromatic look! The dreamy shades are infused with dahlia flower (which means they smell wonderful). Multipurpose do-all makeup is much easier and less intimidating than using three different products for the same look!

    16. L'Oréal Lumi Glotion simplifies your routine by allowing you to ditch foundation + concealer. The glow-enhancing lotion illuminates all over and gives a tint of color to your skin for a natural-looking glow. Perf for when it's too much to put on foundation everyday.

    17. BYO Blush, a one-of-a-kind color-changing vegan and cruelty-free blush oil, reacts to the pH of your skin and actually changes color to adjust to your tone! You get a pretty flush and your own shade of blush perf just for you. That means you literally don't even need to think about if the blush matches your fit for the day! It's also made with skincare ingredients so you can actually *gasp* sleep in it and wake up with good skin!

    18. And Besame Cosmetics' Magic Pink Lipstick is the lipstick version of that! Though it appears blue, once you put it on, it adjusts to your lips' pH and "magically" changes to your perf shade of everyday pink, which can range from a light rose pink to a darker magenta! If you're someone who's intimidated by the sheer selection of lipsticks to always choose from, you need this!

    19. Maybelline Dream BB Cream actually ~adjusts~ to your skin tone, and has two formulas chock-full of benefits like hydration, SPF 30 (sunscreen is important, people!), acne-fighting salicylic acid, and the ability to blur imperfections while imparting your skin with lightweight coverage and a healthy glow without the oil. Oof, what a ~dream~ indeed.

    20. Undone Beauty Lip to Cheek 3-in-1 Cream Palette tints your cheeks and lips with a dewy flush of color that's sheer, blendable, and buildable. It's divided into three sections that go from sheer to opaque so you can take your pick for the day — it's literally at your fingertips! Given that it's infused with natural coconut, it's no wonder it makes your skin look good.

    21. Etude House Bling Bling Eye Stick makes it simple to get quick and long-lasting color that'll make your eyes pop. The texture is soft and creamy, moisturizing your delicate eye area, and the colors are glowy, catching the light in just the right way.

    22. Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer allows you to be a little more comfortable around eyeshadow because this time, your shadow will actually stay on your lids! This primer prevents your hard work from fading, erasing, or getting in your crease, and mineral powder corrects fine lines, leaving a silky and soft base to work with.

    the primer

    23. A roll up organizer bag, well, organizes your huge array of makeup brushes! Plus, look at that print! It's just so pretty to look at. No more stuffing your brushes haphazardly into any old bag. It's time to give them a case that'll make you feel like a makeup artist in your own right.

    24. A makeup organizer prevents you from frantically digging through your purse or that suspicious pile of old makeup in your drawer just to find the lipstick you need when you have like 10 minutes before that important event begins. You'll have everything at your fingertips.

    BuzzFeed Editor AnaMaria Glavan's makeup organizer on a bathroom countertop neatly holding various makeup products

    25. IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream supports your skin with collagen, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. It gives FULL matte coverage, reduces pores and other imperfections, brightens, hydrates, and protects with SPF 50+. So what do you get? A plump and glowy complexion that's ready to take on the world. No need for thick foundations, beautyblenders, and makeup tools.

    the tubes

    26. Essence's Lash Princess Mascara lengthens and gives you those dreamy, fluttery lashes that'll frame your peepers so prettily, you'll wanna take a ton of pics. No flaking, no primer needed, and none of the clumping that makes mascara too intimidating or annoying to try.

    27. Etude House Water Gel Tint hydrates your lips with soapberry extract and tints completely, leaving you with juicy color that lasts all day, which means you don't need to worry about losing color through the day because we know that's the difficult thing about lip color. This one's got your back. Plus, look at the ice cream packaging!

    28. A Sephora Universal Lip Liner is a true one-fits-all product. It goes on clear so you don't have to worry about matching every lipstick with a different liner but you still get all the benefits of a good liner (read: no bleeding!).

    the liner

    You now that makeup is less intimidating: